Quotable Sunday – Labor Day Edition

Another week has flown by, but this weekend is special, because for most of us it’s a 3-day weekend to get nothing things done! And since it’s Sunday, it’s time for Quotable Sunday – bet you figured I’d pick some Labor Day quotes…well, you’re right!

First I’m starting off with some tidbits about Labor Day:

Labor Day (Labour Day) is celebrated around the world to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers. The majority of countries celebrate Labour Day on May 1, popularly known as May Day and International Workers’ Day. In Poland, the day was renamed to “State Holiday” in 1990. In Slovenia and Ukraine, May 2 is also a national holiday.

In the United States and Canada, Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday of September. Ireland (also called May Day) on the first Monday in May. The Bahamas on the first Friday of June. And New Zealand on the fourth Monday of October.

There! Aren’t you glad you were wondering about the whole Labor Day thing? And now, some Labor Day Quotes:

“If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day Weekend.”
Doug Larson

“Labor Day is a glorious holiday because your child will be going back to school the next day. It would have been called Independence Day, but that name was already taken.”
Bill Dodds

“Sometimes it’s important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it’s essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow.”
Douglas Pagels

“The only liberty an inferior man really cherishes is the liberty to quit work, stretch out in the sun, and scratch himself.”
H.L. Mencken

“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

“No great achievement is possible without persistent work.”
Bertrand Russell

“A man is not paid for having a head and hands, but for using them.”
Elbert Hubbard

“I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.”
Thomas Jefferson

“There is no labor a person does that is undignified; if they do it right.”
Bill Cosby

“Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed – there’s so little competition.”
Author Unknown


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After 20+ years in the Corporate World and years of infertility, Princess Nagger made her miraculous appearance and I chose to become a SAHM and WAHM - I love every minute of it. We added Little Dude through adoption, adding a whole new dimension to our family. We have an eclectic mix of pets: dogs, cats, birds and fish. I love to cook and try new techniques to turn ordinary into extraordinary. Crafty by nature, I take on a lot of unique projects and enjoy seeing the end result. My favorite, of course, is making my own wine out of fruits and grapes. Experiments with water currently underway. I blog about the joys of parenting, family, friends, life, love and anything else that strikes my fancy. I do enjoy doing reviews and giveaways for products I use, believe in and can stand behind.

28 thoughts on “Quotable Sunday – Labor Day Edition

  1. Great Labor Day quotes and fantastic bit of history. My favourite quote is: "All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    Happy Sunday!

  2. Great quotes Stacy! I like them all, but this one the best
    "Sometimes it's important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it's essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow."
    Douglas Pagels

    May you spend the rest of the weekend doing only the work that you want and then sliding down the rainbow enjoying the rest!

    I linked to your giveaway on my QS!

  3. I love the quote by Douglas Pagels! I think we are going to go find some rainbows to slide down ourselves today!
    Hope you are having a great weekend!

  4. Very good quotes! My favorite labor quote is probably unacceptable! That is why we have email! LOL!

  5. Quotes are one of my favorite.. they get me through the day. I have a quote calendar on my desk. Most often they relate to my day ..LOL

  6. I loved all of the quotes this week, but I appreciate this one the most:

    "A man is not paid for having a head and hands, but for using them."
    Elbert Hubbard

    Isn't this the truth! Well in most cases anyways 😉

    Happy Sunday

  7. I've got to admit, I was wondering just this morning about Labor Day and its origins. So..THANK YOU! Thanks for sharing this with us! Great Sunday post too!

  8. Love the quotes – especially B Dodds – how true! lol. Enjoy your weekend Stacey…I've updated my nail varnish and there's a picture at mine just for you!

  9. Thanks for the bit of history you attached to it. It's funny because sometimes you forget about the origins of things. They get lost in the current mode of celebrating.

  10. "I came to a crossroads in my life..I either had to go to work, or go into outside sales"..HeeHeeHee… Have a good Monday off!

  11. OOOOooh, I always thought Labor Day was meant to celebrate all the time women spend in "labor!" This makes so much more sense now. I always wondered why guys got it off too…

  12. Hi thanks for the comment on my blog. No worries, it's been a while since I've visited you too. Hope all is well.

  13. lovely quotes. and a few funny ones as well. working tomorrow myself, but the kiddos have off so they will enjoy. hope you have a great long weekend!

  14. We really should buy American products to help our economy and save people their jobs.

  15. Happy Labor Day! I took the weekend off from the blogosphere so I guess that's how I celebrated.